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‘The left lane is for passing’

by Tom Chillemi

A Virginia law that took effect July 1, 2017 raises the fine to $100 for failing to move to the right lane to allow faster traffic to pass on the left. “Virginia law states that the left lane is not a cruising lane,” said Corinne N. Geller, public relations director for the Virginia State Police. “The left lane is for passing.”

The law requiring drivers to move to the right lane except when passing was actually enacted by the Virginia General Assembly in 1989, said Geller.

Middlesex Sheriff David P. Bushey said he agrees with Geller, adding he hopes drivers will understand and obey the left lane law. He also reminds drivers they are required to move away from emergency or police vehicles that are stopped with lights flashing on the side of the road.

Read the rest of this story in this week’s Southside Sentinel at newsstands throughout the county, or sign up here to receive a print and/or electronic pdf subscription.

posted 07.12.2017

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